Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists is the leading organization for journalists in both print and electronic media. According to the website, “For more than 100 years the Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press.”

The School’s chapter, SPJ@VCU, meets regularly and sponsors events for professional networking and development and just plain fun! Find out more at The chapter’s co-advisers are Professor Jeff South and Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz.

kappa-medallionKappa Tau Alpha

Kappa Tau Alpha is the honor society for journalism and mass communications. According to the organization’s website, “Membership must be earned by excellence in academic work at one of the colleges and universities that have chapters. Selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor.”

Membership is by invitation only. The faculty adviser, Dr. Tim Bajkiewicz, contacts students as they become eligible. The School holds an induction ceremony once a year near the end of the spring semester. The school established its chapter in 1978.